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    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

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    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Digital billboard seen in Central Ohio.

    After Baltimore officials decided to close three fire companies, the City Council sought to avert the cuts with a new money-raising strategy: it passed a resolution urging the administration to explore selling ads on the city’s fire trucks, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks closed higher in thin trading Friday, with all three major indexes log their best weekly gains this year, amid optimism that euro zone leaders would move closer to tackle the region's ongoing debt crisis, including a recapitalization of Spanish banks over the weekend.

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    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

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    Taco Bell is going more upscale., rolling out a new menu created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia that features ingredients such as black beans, cilantro rice, citrus- and herb-marinated chicken and cilantro dressing.

  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was one of the companies named by Franchise Business Review as a top low-cost franchise.

    Low-cost franchise opportunities — those with an average investment of $150,000 or less —  are among the most popular and sought-after.

  • YUM's Recipe for Success

    Discussing the untold story of Yum! Brands, with Tim Seymour, Seygem Asset Management. And Ron Shah, Jina Ventures, weighs in on Yum Brands' push into India.

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    While domestic and global economic conerns could cause some turbulence for some fast-food stocks in the near-term, analysts say the sector still remains a stable area for investors in the longer-term.

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    Pizza Hut has released a pizza lined with tiny cheeseburgers in the Middle East, just weeks after releasing the "Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza" in the UK,  the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, looks at the role of momentum amidst the busy earnings season.

  • He explains why Wall Street dropped for a second day on Thursday, even amid strong earnings reports.

  • With Family Dollar trading up to an all-time high, how should you play the discount retailer? Also the gang trades Yum and Southwest.

  • Family Dollar Hitting All-Time Highs

    The FMHR traders explain why they are trading Family Dollar, Yum! Brands and Southwest Airlines. Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital, also breaks down why he says investors should buy Qualcomm.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

  • Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close near lows Wednesday, pressured by a handful of lackluster tech earnings and amid renewed concerns over the euro zone.

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    Track companies making headlines after-the-bell Wednesday:

  • U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as central banks seemed to drift away from the idea of injecting more monetary stimulus and European shares fell.

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    Despite the recent stock pullback, corporate earnings are expected to continue giving the market some short-term momentum.

  • Fast Money Portfolio

    Although the latest inflation data from China was hot, top trader Zach Karabell tells us it's bullish for Ralph Lauren and others. Huh?